Tribeca Festival to Open With Sarajevo Doc ‘Kiss the Future,’ Close With ‘A Bronx Tale’ Anniversary
The 2023 Tribeca Festival has revealed its opening and closing night and centerpiece selections, as well as more gala events. The festival will kick off on Wednesday, June 7, with the North American premiere of the documentary Kiss the Future, which follows underground musicians and creatives through the siege of Sarajevo and the 1997 U2 […]
Bono and The Edge Talk Working With David Letterman For ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ Doc: “Our Music Is Just Better With Him Around”
In upcoming concert doc Bono and The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with Dave Letterman, U2’s Bono and The Edge return to Dublin with longtime fan David Letterman in tow. On Wednesday evening, the stars gathered at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the film’s premiere. Following the screening, the trio and […]
George Clooney, U2, Gladys Knight Feted at Kennedy Center Honors
A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow gave thanks and a heartfelt rendition of “Baby Baby” to her fellow singer Amy Grant during Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors. Knight, Clooney and Grant were all honored at the John […]
Kennedy Center Honors Will Fete George Clooney, Gladys Knight and U2 at This Year’s Ceremony
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Thursday announced the honorees for the 45th Kennedy Center Honors, which are given to recipients to recognize their lifetime artistic achievements. This year’s honorees include actor George Clooney, singer-songwriter Amy Grant, singer Gladys Knight, the rock band U2, and composer, conductor and […]
U2’s Bono and The Edge Perform “Stand by Me” at Kyiv Bomb Shelter
U2 frontman Bono performed in a Kyiv subway station that serves as a bomb shelter Sunday, showing his support for Ukrainians trying to fend off the Russian invasion. The Irish singer has tweeted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “invited us to perform in Kyiv as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and so […]
U2 Scripted Series From J.J. Abrams in the Works at Netflix (Exclusive)
It’s a beautiful day at Netflix. The streaming giant is teaming with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions banner to develop a scripted series about legendary rock band U2, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled show, which is currently in the early development stages, will be penned by Anthony McCarten. The Oscar-nominated writer […]
‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Bono and The Edge (‘Sing 2’)
Bono and The Edge, this week’s guests on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, are two of the most popular and influential music artists of all time. They account for one half, and are the principal songwriters, of U2, a band from the north side of Dublin which formed in 1976 and has since made […]
‘Sing 2’ Filmmaker Garth Jennings Reveals Spike Jonze’s Uncredited Role as Feline Assistant
The Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures animated sequel Sing 2 boasts an impressive cast of voice talent including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Bono, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Pharell Wiliams, Halsey, Bobby Cannavale, Letitia Wright, Eric André and Chelsea Peretti. During a post-screening Q&A at the London West Hollywood on Wednesday evening, […]
Bono on Role as Reclusive Rock Star Lion in ‘Sing 2’ and New U2 Original Track “Your Song Saved My Life”
At the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007, Garth Jennings unveiled the world premiere of Son of Rambow, a film he wrote and directed inspired by his childhood as an aspiring filmmaker. After it screened for the Park City crowd, Jennings exited the stage only to be tapped on the shoulder and informed that a […]
Rock Docs Accused of Infringing Iconic Hits in New Lawsuit
Nearly a dozen documentaries about music legends including The Rolling Stones, U2 and Elton John "are nothing more than a delivery system for intentionally infringed materials," according to a new lawsuit.
U2 Reschedules Berlin Concert After Bono Loses Voice
Bono suffered a "complete loss of voice" at the band's Saturday night show at Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Arena, causing the engagement to end early.
Bono Warns That Existence of U.N., EU and NATO Are Threatened
U2 singer Bono warned that the existence of the U.N., EU and NATO are threatened in a sobering speech given to several hundred U.N. diplomats and staff at an event launching Ireland's candidacy for a seat on the powerful Security Council in 2021-22.